Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM)
Co-operative and Mutual Enterprises (CMEs) contribute billions to the Australian economy and play a vital and quantifiable role locally and internationally
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is the national peak body for co-operatives and mutuals in Australia. The 2021 report is the eighth annual report on the scale and performance of the Australian co-operative and mutual sector released by the BCCM.
The report maps the size, composition and overall health of the sector using the Australian Co-operative and Mutual Enterprise Index – a research project by the University of Western Australia.
In 2021, SGS joined as a research partner for the report. Using input-output modelling, and survey responses from across the CME sector, we estimated the CME sector’s total direct and indirect economic contributions. The results were impressive.